Shawn Sobers's papers
, University of the West of England, Firstborn Creatives, United Kingdom, September 20, 2010
Dr Shawn Sobers – PhD Thesis BEYOND PROJECT: An Ethnographic Study in Community Media RESEARCH QUESTION: According to facilitators, participators and trainees of community media educational activity, what are the prime motivations of involvement, and what impacts and areas of sustainability result from the sector’s instances of pedagogy? RESEARCH CONTEXT: Community Media activities operate in a fragmented landscape of practice, making the notions of impact and sustainability problematic issues t
, University of the West of England, Firstborn Creatives, United Kingdom, June 25, 2009
The aim of this research was to use creative media approaches to engage
young people in expressing their opinions, experiences and suggestions
relating to the education system in Bristol, using St Pauls as the prime focus
as a case study.
The aim was to encourage young people to talk to their peers, parents and
education experts about this contentious issue, and also to provide a platform
to express their own views.
The main emphasis of this project was lead by young people with suppo
, University of the West of England, Firstborn Creatives, United Kingdom, June 9, 2009
Making it work: An enquiry into how companies in the community media sector recruit and retain skilled freelancers.
This report is a timely and original development in the analysis of social
interest creative practice. It takes the debate much further than merely
exploring the merits of such projects, and directly provides an analysis of
the economic and skills base for this area of work – the area of
community media activity within the creative industries.
, University of the West of England, Firstborn Creatives, United Kingdom, May 14, 2009
A short poetic piece looking at classroom power dynamics using the analogy of the solar system.
, University of the West of England, Firstborn Creatives, United Kingdom, March 20, 2009
This paper was originally presented as a website using text & images to make its argument instead of a traditional essay on paper, to keep with the theme of the research study: how tutors relate to challenging approaches of student work.
This paper was originally requested as a traditional essay, but given the topic, I decided against that, and decided to follow a writing and presentation style more in context with the theme.
To see this work in it’s original context please visit;
, University of the West of England, Firstborn Creatives, United Kingdom, March 8, 2009
This is a short paper, that I will be evolving into a chapter for my PhD.
An analysis of the film 'The Class', from the perspective of critical pedagogy.
I will be extending this paper into a chapter for my PhD, where I will use data from interviews I conducted with participants of community media education activity to explore the notion of critical pedagogy further within this context.
(SPOILER ALERT! This paper reveals certain aspects of the film's plot. You have been warned.)